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Shades Of Gold

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The ladies of Advanced Style always seem to have the best shades. Whether you want to stand out with a golden pair like this or go more classic like Mary, sunglasses are a great way to accessorize an outfit. Can you see me in the reflection?



PFWF11 ♥ Natalie Joos' bold graphics

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"Sunglasses Are Better Than a Facelift"

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I always have a blast with my pal Mary. At 71 years old she knows the secret to fooling mother nature, she says, "Sunglasses are better than a facelift, they hide the ravages of time, and let you spy on people." Mary keeps her style chic and classic, but when it comes to glasses she says,"You can break the rules once in a while, I'm not ready for a convent or anything so I can wear leopard



A Serendipitous Meeting

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Yesterday I was walking around the Upper West Side when I saw this beautiful woman. I asked if I could take her photo and handed her a business card. She took one glance at the card and exclaimed, " Advanced Style, you took my photograph about two years in Battery Park." I love running into people I have photographed before and this was surely serendipitous as I hoped that we would meet again



Unique Wedding Dresses

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As wedding is the very important moment of anyone's life. So every individual try to get and wear some unique and beautiful dress on his,her wedding. Here are some very unique concepts available for you for the preparation of  wedding dresses. I hope you will find these pictures as a unique wedding dresses. Unique  Wedding Dresses  Unique  Wedding Dresses  Unique  Wedding Dresses  Unique  Wedding



Dressed Like A Girl

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The skies were gray mostly all last week and after a while, it starts to affect your mood. I figured the best way to combat that was to wear a brightly-colored dress! So I wore this to grab tortilla soup and walk around the flea market with my boyfriend. I found this silk dress at Shareen's Vintage in Downtown LA along with many other dresses that I have yet to debut on the blog. I mentioned on



i feel like the photo to accompany this post should be a lot more intense and introspective-seeming but hey! mirrors are pretty introspective!

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Betsey Johnson dress, gifted sweater, Okutani earmuffs, Goody barrettes, vintage jacket.This is the outfit I wore when I found myself sitting front row next to Anna Wintour at the Band of Outsiders show. Yep, found, as though the moment "this is the end" rang out in the room set to Jim Morrison's voice I'd snapped out of myself for fifteen minutes til I stumbled upon a hollow body vaguely



PFWF11 ♥ Caroline and Julia

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Justin Concert For France

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This is a great information for the french people who love music that Justin Bieber is going to perform a concert in Palais Omnisports, Paris on 29th March 2011. Its going to be a great concert for the people of Paris and France. Because now its time of Justin Bieber every music loving person is in love with this celebrity of music world and every one want to listen to Justin Bieber in live



Advanced Style Videos

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Thanks to everyone who helped make our Advanced Style/NOWNESS video a huge success. My goal is to inspire people to look at aging in a new light. I hope these videos help people get over their fears of getting older, and embrace the wisdom and strength that comes with age. Lina Plioplyte and I plan to make a grand documentary about age and style.Here are is some more great footage from Lina



"I Love Style, I Love Style, Can't Live Without It"

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I loved this spirited woman's response to my question on style, "I love style, I love style, can't live without it. Even when I'm sleeping I must have it." I met her and her,"sweetheart" on the Upper East Side after admiring their matching green hats.They gave me some invaluable advice about fashion and style.Her fashion advice, "Be aware, have a good sixth sense" His advice, "Don't be a Sucker".



Style Secrets From The Countess Of Glamour

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At 78 Lynn Dell,The Countess of Glamour, looks and feels better than ever. Lynn is the owner of Off Broadway Boutique , a place where glamour reigns, and woman go to feel good. For over 40 years Lynn has helped dress customers of every age, every size, and every budget. Enjoy some of Lynn's wonderful style secrets in the video below, and if you are in New York make sure to check out Off Broadway



PFWF11 ♥ ANYA ZIOUROVA IN CELINE LACE

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Advanced Style Film for NOWNESS

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Advanced Style: Age and Beauty on Nowness.com.Here is the complete Advanced Style short film for NOWNESS.com . I hope you enjoy these fabulous ladies as much as Lina and I do!



Vintage Inspiration

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Linda's style icons are the film stars of the 1930s. She is inspired by the glamor of Old Hollywood and we are inspired by her vintage looks.Check out Ellen Christine Millinery for some great vintage inspired hats like the ones above.



Cerulean

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Wearing a BB Dakota dress with a men's Lanvin feather suede blazer, 50s ostrich clutch, and vintage sterling silver and crystal jewelry.These Alaias are my favorite! No matter how much I wear them, they're still really hard to walk in but I still love them to death!Nothing better than dressing up when you're feeling a little down!xxfunction runOmni(){s_265.pfxID="sty";s_265.pageName=



nyfw outfits part 1

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Things are a little busy around here, in many ways! Fashion Week is good for dressing up though, and it's not like I'm keeping up with the pace of it anyway, so these are from last month.With wifey Arabelle. Look at us little twee trolls! Awww. I am also taller than her now when I wear clunky shoes. (Sidenote: Teenagers are really funny looking, I only just realized. Like the other day I was



Exclusive Trailer:ADVANCED STYLE/NOWNESS Short Film

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Lina Plioplyte and I have been working on an Advanced Style short, which will debut on NOWNESS.com Wednesday, March 23rd 12:01AM EST. We are excited to bring the blog to life and hope you enjoy this short trailer in preparation for Wednesday's debut!



Prada Earrings

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Carole has appeared on Advanced Style several times,in her hand knit sweaters and amazing make up. She always has the most fantastic accessories, like these lovely Prada earrings that she purchased at the airport in Rome.



Mimi Weddell: A Model Life

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People always ask me about the elegant lady in my header photo. I had the pleasure of meeting this extraordinary woman when I first moved to New York about three years ago. Mimi Weddell was an actress and model who started her career in her late 60s. She appeared in ad campaigns for Nike, Louis Vuitton, and Juicy Couture and appeared in several movies and television programs including "Hitch"



Have Fun With Style

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90 year old Ilona calls it creative dressing, Debra believes style is healing, and Marliyn Sokol(above) thinks dressing up is just plain fun. Whatever your style philosophy is remember to take pleasure in dressing up. Put on something that makes you smile, wear it with confidence, and you will have a beautiful day.






PFWF11 ♥ EMILY WEISS IN DRIES VAN NOTEN

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PFWF11 ♥ SAMA AND HAYA IN CHANEL

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The Golden Robe

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Decided to take a few quick photos of what I wore today...Wearing a vintage silk Indian robe from American Rag, Levi jeans, antique jewelry (love the citrine ring!), Prada platforms, and Coach woven leather bag.Take care!!function runOmni(){s_265.pfxID="sty";s_265.pageName=document.title;s_265.channel="us.karlaclos";s_265.linkInternalFilters="javascript:,karlascloset.blogspot.com";s_265.prop1="



Ilona Royce Smithkin: Before the Eyelashes

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One of our very favorite ladies, Ilona Royce Smithkin, has had a very busy couple of weeks. After I wrote an article about her for The Huffington Post, NBC New York decided to interview for their nightly program LX New York. The night before, we had dinner at The Waverly Inn, and met Mayor Bloomberg. This 90 year old woman is busier than ever and there is never a dull moment when we hang out



i like "movie site" myself

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Ugh, URL scare! In case anyone is accessing this from my blogspot address (ewww going back to that, ewww ideas I had in 6th grade), the new URL is stylerookieblog.com. At least the site makes it look like I have an in with J-Lo and that I am a girl being forced to look like I enjoy college for a picture in a brochure. She may be half-smiling, but I can see in her eyes that she wants to be



Style Is Healing

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One of the great things about getting older, is gaining the confidence and  freedom to dress how you want. Debra Rapoport is a great example of a woman who isn't afraid to express herself. She doesn't dress for other people, and she believes that style can be healing. If you wear beautiful things and live a creative life you will feel better and be more joyful. What a great recipe for the rest or



Gloves and Glasses

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This woman had the chicest  gloves and glasses. She was walking by Central Park, when I stopped her for a quick photo. Spring is almost here do you have a  pair of glasses as cool as the ones above?



Shaded Streets

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I bought this Marni skirt a while back, but kind of forgot about it until today. I wore it to lunch with my dad, it's his birthday!! Happy Birthday Dad!I am in love with the pleats on the back of the skirt, can't wait to wear it more often in the summer! Here I paired it with a men's J.Crew chambray shirt that I've been living in all week, Miu Miu platform pumps, vintage jewelry, and an alligator



MFWF11 ♥ JULIA SARR-JAMOIS IN PRADA BANANAS AND CHECKERED FUR

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OH, JULIA IS TOP WHEN IT COMES TO MIXING AND MATCHING. THIS LOOK IS BANANAS (PUN INTENDED).



jumanji

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Givenchy was so rad! It's nice to see a sense of humor in a superserious fashion city at a superserious label where the collections are usually superserious. I mean, tacky Bettie Page pinups with ugly 80s Versace sweatshirt chain prints, you guys. Gimmicky motifs are tricky because they sometimes rely on only shock value and excusing something as "ironic" (cough Christopher Kane and Jeremy Scott



PFWF11 ♥ STEVIE DANCE IN WINTER WHITE AND A FUZZY CARDI

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Love how Stevie's fuzzy sleeve juts out from her pushed-up jacket sleeve, great optical effect. Placed against her gorgeous camel clutch, the detail is sumptuous.



voodoo barbie

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I was watching Buffy the other night and was enthralled (vocabulary!) by the prospect (vocabulary!) of performing voodoo using Barbies, especially by a witch who switched bodies with her teenaged daughter so she could relive her glory days as head cheerleader in high school. And so I tried to dress like a voodooed Barbie.Girly vomit pink stuff with this lumpy Comme des Garcons top sent to me by



FWF11 ♥s ORANGE AND BLUE

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ORANGE AND BLUE, SUCH A LOVELY COMBINATION OF THE SEASON'S JEWEL TONES.VIKA IS ALWAYS SUPER INSPIRING. SHE WEARS A LOOK FROM HER COLLECTION WITH A MARC JACOBS HAT.THIS OTHER LOVELY LADY IS THE OWNER OF THE RECENTLY OPENED MILANESE BOUTIQUE ENNJI. I MET HER OUTSIDE THE DSQUARED2 SHOW. WILL STOP BY AND LET YOU KNOW WHAT I FIND.



A Beauty In Vintage

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The other day I met Linda Zagaria while attending a wonderful hat sale, put together by the amazing milliner Ellen Christine. When Linda was a little girl she couldn't wait to grow up and dress like the stars she admired in black and white movies. Actresses like Claudette Colbert and Myrna Loy are her style icons to this day. Linda told me, " When you are younger you tend to dress for other



Working Man

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I passed this well dressed fellow on my way to the train uptown. I aspire to to be as dapper as him one day. Don't you just love pairing a hat with a sharp suit !



PFWF11 ♥ ALEXA CHUNG

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I LOVE TO SKIP AND OFTEN DO IT WHEN SHOOTING STREET STYLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IN HOT PURSUIT OF A STYLE CRUSH. WHAT'S REALLY COOL ABOUT SKIPPING THOUGH IS THAT IT CAN BE QUITE INFECTIOUS. JUST LIKE YESTERDAY WHEN THE STUNNING ALEXA CHUNG SKIPPED BACK AT ME ON THE VALENTINO FALL11 WHITE CARPET.



Mayor Bloomberg at The Waverly Inn

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Last night I had a very special dinner with Maayan, Ilona and the wonderful owner of the Waverly Inn. Ilona has lived in the West Village for over 56 years and she often gets noticed for her wonderful style and amazing eyelashes.She was delighted to dine at one of her neighborhood's most popular haunts. While dining I noticed that Mayor Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch were just a few tables away. I



PFWF11 ♥ CRUSHING HARD FOR URSINA

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Ursina's laid back/hippie/rock-n-roll chic personal style inspires me so much. She wears colors with aplomb -- in fact her knack for mixing colors and textures is enviable. Her approach to style is effortless and that's why I'm crushing hard.



Dress Like A Gentleman

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This man was walking uptown when I asked if I could take his photo. I love the way he dressed up his jeans with a great coat, classic hat and pair of gloves. This is the perfect cold weather attire.



Spinning in Colors

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Apologies for taking a leave of absence, I got a very intense chemical peel last Monday so my skin was looking a little bit crazy this past week. Anyway, I snapped a few photos of  a beautiful vintage dress I found at the flea market about a month ago. It's not something I'd typically wear, but I adore it anyway- the volume and colors are incredible!Worn with vintage gold bracelets, ring from



A Little Red Lipstick

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I spotted this gorgeous woman on Madison Avenue. Her red lipstick was the perfect contrast to her all black outfit. Many ladies have told me that the secret to adding some glamour to an outfit is to wear a little bit of red lipstick. Do you agree?



Dare To Be Plaid

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Here are some outtakes from the photos I took of Tziporah Salamon, in all plaid, for Vogue Japan. Can you believe she actually rides a bicycle in her amazing clothes?



PFWF11 ♥ ELISA NALIN IN JEWEL TONES AND MAXI PLEATS

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"Master of Color", as my friend Giia calls her, Elisa shines in jewel tones and the season's pleated maxi skirt.



Victoria MacKenzie-Childs:A Colorful Hair Option

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I met artist, Victoria MacKenzie-Childs, on my way uptown for some shooting.I was immediately drawn to her gorgeous rainbow hued locks and even more inspired by her wonderful story. CLICK HERE to visit her website



The Secret To Staying Young and Beautiful

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What is the secret to staying beautiful as you age? According to this 80 year woman its to," Be positive, eat well, and dance a lot." Inspiring words for a person of any age to live by!



meadham kirchhoff

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Meadham Kirchhoff's collections from the past year have been so good that I always felt I had to wait until I had something especially insightful to say other than ADIGHAFKDHFDKJ in order to do them justice, but their new show had me boiling over so we shall go over the past year of greatness now, ADIGHAFKDHFDKJ's and all. Plus I would like to rid of the feeling that one must sound



MFWF11 ♥ MARY FELLOWES STARS, STRIPES AND FRINGES

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Another great example of excellent styling. Woodstock revisited and toughened up. :-)



Madison Chic

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I met this chic woman while walking down Madison Avenue. She told me that she has had her camel coat for years and that it is one of her favorites. Is there a favorite item of clothing that you have held onto for years?



Dress To Impress Yourself

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One of best lessons I have learned from the ladies I photograph is to dress for myself, rather than trying to impress others. There is a freedom that accompanies not having to worry about impressing other people. Here's a style tip from a young man with an old soul, Dress to Impress Yourself! I hope you enjoy Marilyn Sokol's inspired words. She is a wonderful lady with a great spirit.



bruise violet

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Comme des Garcons Fall 07, Juliet's room in Romeo + Juliet, my Hole shrine, Chanel Fall 09, unknown, the Virgin Suicides, Drew Barrymore, barbies by unknown, CdG Fall 07, Marcia Brady, Claire Danes as Juliet in Romeo + Juliet, Ed Ruscha, self-portrait I took for the new issue of POP (more on that later), But I'm a Cheerleader!, someone else's Hole shrine (source unknown),



how raven am i? like, would you say SO raven? or a little raven? or not very raven at all?

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Today I dressed with Christopher Kane FW11 and the moodboard in that post in mind, that is to say, I sacrificed the opportunity to wear something relatively nontacky for the sake of embodying what was never meant to be worn as clothing on someone's body, that is to say, a hideous teen bedroom in 2000. (I say "hideous" with love. I obviously love this kind of hideousness!) At school I wore it with



MFWF11 ♥ VIVIANA IN CAMO, DENIM, KHAKI, MUSTARD AND LEOPARD

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Great styling here and I love her Fendi bag!



Casual Sunday

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Yesterday I spent the day running around town with my boyfriend in a wool double-breasted 60s dress I found at one of my all-time favorite vintage shops. It was kind of chilly yesterday (well, fifty degrees is freezing for us Californians) so I layered it over a denim shirt and American Apparel tights. I also wore some of my favorite shoes by Balenciaga, a necklace from India, and a patent



Advanced Style Around The World

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The other day Advanced Style was featured in one of Vienna's largest newspapers derStandard. My photos, including a great cover shot of the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas are displayed throughout the issue . Jean, Valerie, Lina and I got together for brunch to catch up and look at their wonderful faces on the newspaper cover. Its great to see older ladies with great style getting the attention



MFWF11 ♥ CRUSHING HARD FOR AYMELINE

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I MEAN OK, ALRIGHT... BEAUTIFUL!!!









MFWF11 ♥ CRUSHING HARD FOR OKSANA

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OKSANA WEARS A LANVIN JUMPSUIT, RALPH LAUREN BOYS TUXEDO SHIRT, BLAZER BY UTERQUE AND CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN PUMPS.






paperbag princess

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Usually I dress with different characters in mind, but today's outfit felt like one that was more ~me~~. I didn't think about it that way when I put it together, but I just felt very comfortable throughout the day. Then when I was walking home two of the boys from the private school were just sitting in their car like some creeps in their parking lot and I walked past and they couldn't stop



Simplicity is Chic

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Lubi is one of my favorite Advanced Style Fahionistas. Not only does she live in my hometown of San Diego, but she has such a great perspective on life and style. I try and feature a variety of points of view with the shared philosophy that if you feel beautiful on the inside you will look beautiful on the outside. For Lubi style is a form of art and simplicity is her school of choice. She sent



MFWF11 ♥ GUCCI SEXY GLAM ROMANCE

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Fancy Pants

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Wearing crocheted lace pants I got from Hubba Hubba like a year ago. They're kind of hard to wear since they are so wide-legged and my heel always gets caught in the fabric...but then again, who says clothes have to be practical?!The leather jacket is one my favorite things in my closet, I got it custom-fit! Also wearing Super sunglasses, a crystal bracelet from my boyfriend, and Prada sandals. 



MFWF11 ♥ ANNA DELLO RUSSO

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ADR AT GUCCI IN BALENCIAGA JACKET



You Can Learn a lot From Fabulous Older Ladies

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"A good pair of sunglasses is better than a face lift." Mary (70)"Rise Above It, it's what one does. We're not supposed to be happy happy happy and jumping for joy every second""Doesn't time go really fast its moment by moment by moment, and you've got to grab it""I don't know, maybe life is a fairytale""Grace, is what it is, you dance as you sail through life, and furthermore it heightens your



Grazia Italia Online

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Hey there! I have to take a deep breath to write these words. My cheeks are tingling.I am profoundly happy to tell you that I have been named Fashion Director of the soon-to-be launched Grazia.it.I can not fully express my excitement about this opportunity. It's such an amazing milestone for me. It's a dream come true, a beautiful journey full of spectacular treasures, some of which I've already



gushers

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We'll come back to New York later because Christopher Kane's collection spoke to me like no other. Like really, really resonated. So intensely, in fact, that I found myself up at 2 AM digging out from under my bed the remnants of an early 2000's bedroom. It was like I'd been possessed by the mesmerizing colors and movement of the Tropical Tie Dye Fruit Roll-Ups that ran along the skin of Kane's



Times Square

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Here is your weekly dose of your favorite 90 year old Ilona Smithkin. These shots were taken near Times Square after we attended a screening of the Bill Cunningham Documentary.CLICK HERE to check out the great documentary Ilona Upstairs by Melissa Hammel. I have the flu today but promise some upcoming great new material.



NYFWF11 ♥ YASMIN SEWELL

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OK, the hemline on Yasmin's jeans is perfection. Note to self, get her tailor's number. Also lovin her gorgeous Celine shirt and vintage Chanel Coat.



Fox & Dots

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I am really loving all the prints and colors we're seeing on the runway right now! Jonathan Saunders is one of my favorite collections so far. Anyway, inspired by funky textiles, I decided to wear a 1974 vintage-print Diane Von Furstenberg mini dress yesterday.It's been a little cold lately so I paired my dress with J.crew ribbed tights and Miu Miu patent loafer pumps that I received as a



NYFWF11 ♥ ZANNA ROBERTS RASSI-- MAXI-PLEATS + PLAID

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I'm sure you know that I love maxi skirts, even more so with pleats. So of course I find Zanna's look amazing. Especially with a scarf's hint of next season's popular plaid.



NYFWF11 ♥ SHIONA IN NEON + BOUNCY CURLS

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I was so excited to see Shiona's new curls. They are fresh and fun and add a little playfulness to her edgy-chic look. I also love her combination of black, white and hi-liter yellow. Gorgeous way to wear neon.



Puffers

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I think for the most part, puffer vests get a bad rep for being 'unstylish'. Well, I beg to differ! I love wearing them belted or zipped over cashmere cardigans. Here are some looks I love that are all about the puffer vest:Marni's Pre-Fall 2011 collection and a photo from The SartorialistWore my Gap kids vest with vintage Ralph Lauren trousers, Nina Ricci ankle-strap pumps, dad's python belt,



NYFWF11 ♥ SUSIE BUBBLE

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Susie looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm so inspired by her amazing shades of blue and those gorgeous floral sequins trousers. And of course I love her stunning Verdel turban.



Alice Carey For Vogue Japan and Advanced Style

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Writer, Alice Carey is another one of the fantastic women I shot for a jewelry series on Vogue.co.jp . Here are some out takes from the original shoot, showing off some more of her wonderful jackets and jewels. I asked Alice  the following questions about aging and style:1. How old are you? What are your concerns with your appearance as you get older. What is your attitude towards aging?2.How do



My Grandma

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I have talked about my dear grandma Bluma many times so I wanted to share some photos I found of her while I was visiting San Diego. She is the inspiration for Advanced Style and the reason why I feel so close to older people. She always nurtured my creativity and allowed me the freedom to be artistic.We would spend hours watching cartoons and old movies together, as she clicked her heels



Dressed Up

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Sometimes I feel like I wear the same things over and over...so today I decided to dress up for absolutely no reason. While I was browsing through the internet recently, I discovered a woman named Michelle Harper who makes me want to dress up every single day of my life. She's somebody who seems to truly love and appreciate fashion... and she collects vintage! We need more women like her!Wearing



NYFWF11 ♥ SUPERB MIX-N-MATCH

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NYFWF11 ♥ JENNA'S VINTAGE FUR BONNET

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JENNA, A WRITER AT JEZEBEL,PICKED UP HER FUR BONNET AT SHAREEN VINTAGE. SO CHIC, IT'S PERFECT FOR HER FACE!



Iris Apfel in Vogue Japan for Advanced Style

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The other day I had the honor of shooting Iris Apfel for a series of photos I have been doing for Vogue Japan. Click Here to see the slide show which features seven of my favorite stylish ladies and enjoy the videos below! I am doing one more series of photos, featuring jewelry trends of the Advanced Style set, so if you can recommend anyone let me know.Here is another great video of Iris!



NYFWF11 ♥ KANYE--"GORGEOUS"

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KANYE EXITING RODARTE 2.15.11



NYFWF11 ♥ LAURE HERIARD DUBREUIL

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LAURE'S LOOK IS SIMPLE, CONFIDENT AND UNDENIABLY CHIC!



A Marionette Maker

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I met Jane some time ago at an art opening at Milk Studios. I was delighted to see her again two years later in front of The National Arts Club with one of her amazing marionettes. Jane taught herself how to make marionettes and, since 2000, has made them in the likeness of many celebrities including: Picasso, Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Louis Armstrong,Doc Cheatham, Bobby Short, Bobby Pratt and



Happy Valentine's Day From Advanced Style

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I love seeing stylish couples walking around the city together. I imagine how they met, how long they've been together, and how they have influenced one another's taste. Above are some of my favorite shots of fashionable duos that have have photographed over the last two years. I hope you enjoy these and have a wonderful Valentines Day .



I Dream of Jeannie

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Wearing a pair of wool genie trousers that would completely classify as 'man-repelling'.  I found them at one of my favorite vintage shops in NY, Amarcord. Worn with an American Apparel u-neck leotard, vintage eel skin belt, YSL clutch, Giuseppe Zanotti chain ankle boots, and Super sunglasses.function runOmni(){s_265.pfxID="sty";s_265.pageName=document.title;s_265.channel="us.karlaclos";s_265.



LOOKING FORWARD TO BENSONI F11

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AN INSPIRATION IMAGE FROM THE COLLECTION, THIS EVENING WE WILL OBSERVE DESIGNERS BENJAMIN CLYBURN CHANNING AND SONIA YOON'S EXPLORATION OF THE EXPERIENCE OF A BRIDE WHO TRAVELS TO HELL AND BACK. DARK BUT ROMANTIC, LOVE IN A STATE OF ANGER AND PAIN. --SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL, CAN'T WAIT!



NYFWF11 ♥ FLARE JEANS

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JOANNA HILLMAN OF HARPER'S BAZAARBLOGGER TAGHRID CHAABAN



miss world

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Oops! Fashion Week posting is a bit spotty since free time has to be spent on homework, and I need more time to let all the fancy clothes I've been seeing ~marinate, so an outfit for now. I've been paying some homage to Hole/Courtney, as one with a tiara should.Goody tiara, thrifted top and shoes, skirt was a gift from Miu Miu. Thank you Angie for taking this picture!This is me at my first strip



Quick Trip to NY

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Just got back from New York- went for the IFB conference and a couple other fun meetings. The IFB conference was wonderful and it was so sweet to meet other readers and bloggers! I checked in at the W in Times Square... I loved it! I usually stay in Soho, but it was nice being in a different part of NYC for a change.The first night I arrived, they brought me cookies and milk... the next day, they



GOOD MORNING NYFWF11

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GLAD TO BE BACK THIS SEASON. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE ALL MY FRIENDS.



Denni

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Denni Elias, The Chic Muse



More Proof That Gray Is The New Blonde

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I have written a lot about gray hair not only because I find it extremely beautiful, but also because it happens to be one of the first visible signs of aging that men and woman become concerned with. I have talked with girls in their 20s and 30s who have just spotted their first silver strands to women in their 60s who are debating whether or not to display their "platinum elegance". Going



Sartorial Pursuit

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Ok so I usually don't run contests or giveaways on blog, but I figured we could do something a little fun in the spirit of Fashion Week! I've teamed up with Google's Boutiques.com to bring you Sartorial Pursuit- it's a game that's going to be hosted throughout the 8 days of New York Fashion Week.  Each hour, on the hour, from 12-5 pm EST, there will be a new (multiple choice) trivia question that



The New York Look

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I went to Housing Works Thrift Store to look for some furniture and spotted this stunning gentleman. His tailored look is chic and full of character. The other day an old woman told me that, "There is nothing better than a well dressed man" and this fellow surely fits the bill.



Old Hollywood

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I met this stunning woman at a sample sale party for milliner Ellen Christine. She looks as if she could have stepped right out of one of the Old Hollywood movies I used to watch with my grandmother. She is elegant and charming and I hope to photograph her again. By the way Linda's beautiful suit was made by Andrea Fisher, whose designs are featured at Lark Boutique in Lacrosse, WI.



Matching On A Rainy Day

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I saw this matching couple as they were leaving MoMA on a rainy day and stopped them for a quick photo. Sometimes your best accessory is a partner in crime.



and so it begins.

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Somehow, it is already time for the Fall 2011 season so this is a scheduled post as I head to NY. I haven't even looked at some Spring shows! And Pre-Fall! And Couture! There's still a lot of stuff from last season I want to write about! And so, to test the timelessness of these clothes (see how I make myself seem less lazy by making this seem like a clever conceptual endeavor?), I will continue



The Art Of Style

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The other day Tziporah Salamon and I had a great time dressing up and taking photos for a special photo shoot. One of New York's best dressed ladies, Tziporah creates visual masterpieces with each outfit she puts together. She told me that the work of Matisse really perfected her eye. Do you guys feel that style is a form of art?I hope you enjoy the small video and photos I put together and